Air Force Airman Jordan K. St. Clair has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

St. Clair, a 2005 graduate of Portland High School, is the son of Katherine L. St. Clair of Portland, and the grandson of Roy and Louise St. Clair of Quail Road, Naples.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert M. Hawkins has graduated from the Combat Control School at Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, N.C.

The 13-week course is designed to train and qualify enlisted and officer candidates as combat air controllers. Combat controllers are among the first groups to deploy during a U.S. military special operation or airlift mission.

They are trained to operate under the most difficult and hostile conditions and survey and secure air drop or landing zones; set up communications and function as air traffic controllers to safely guide military aircraft into and out of a landing area.

Training includes physical conditioning, small unit tactics, land navigation, communications operations, assault zones, demolition familiarization, fire support operations, field exercises, and parachute/airborne techniques.

Hawkins, a combat controller with one year of military service, is assigned to the 720th Operations Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He is the son of Robert Knight of Naples, and a 2006 graduate of Lake Region High School.


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